- Associated Press - Saturday, July 19, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gross revenue sales are the total amount of sales made throughout the state for that year.

Lottery Gross revenue sales

2006: $229,530,492

2007: $885,575,273

2008: $1,078,082,000

2009: $1,293,111,226

2010: $1,421,000,000

2011: $1,461,106,000

2012: $1,596,693,000

2013: $1,689,803,000

Source: North Carolina Education Lottery

Revenues to the education fund are the total amount of money transferred from the lottery to the state for the state to distribute each year. The percentage of lottery revenues given to the state has decreased since 2006, so the lottery can put more money into prizes that they say will sell more tickets in the long run. Actual dollar amounts that are generated for the state from the lottery have increased each year.

Net revenues to education fundPercentage of revenue

2006: $635,46,752 27

2007: $314,353,858 35

2008: $315,354,000 35

2009: $413,929,000 32

2010: $432,205,000 32

2011: $436,241,000 30

2012: $459,469,000 29

2013: $478,508,000 28

Source: North Carolina Education Lottery Counties in North Carolina report gross sales from lottery products like instant scratch tickets and drawing tickets are sold at retailers in that county.

The lottery records these net sales from retailers they have in counties throughout the state. The number of retailers that sell lottery products have gone up overall. This number measures sales for the county as a whole.

COUNTY NET SALES for the fiscal year ending in June 2013

Alamance$34,251,014

Alexander$2,828,564

Alleghany$1,295,577

Anson$4,506,430

Ashe $2,532,910

Avery $1,744,932

Beaufort $14,381,658

Bertie $6,604,106

Bladen $7,603,758

Brunswick $20,653,051

Buncombe $33,708,893

Burke $15,299,450

Cabarrus $26,462,250

Caldwell $10,465,181

Camden $1,030,175

Carteret $12,835,717

Caswell $2,807,138

Catawba $27,779,131

Chatham $10,624,075

Cherokee $2,152,116

Chowan $3,082,574

Clay $708,502

Cleveland $16,158,730

Columbus $10,837,625

Craven $24,198,293

Cumberland$78,254,787

Currituck $3,401,669

Dare $6,380,936

Davidson $21,903,623

Davie $4,683,449

Duplin $14,113,625

Durham$52,876,735

Edgecombe$19,008,034

Forsyth$60,529,285

Franklin$12,826,922

Gaston$33,541,145

Gates $1,185,254

Graham$418,144

Granville$14,248,232

Greene$3,525,963

Guilford$95,228,062

Halifax$23,379,562

Harnett$17,605,613

Haywood$7,761,642

Henderson$14,447,215

Hertford$6,960,664

Hoke $8,996,854

Hyde $1,978,014

Iredell$22,716,871

Jackson$4,219,343

Johnston$29,451,450

Jones $2,319,515

Lee $14,592,834

Lenoir$19,372,435

Lincoln$10,768,729

Macon$2,977,419

Madison$1,043,670

Martin$7,284,667

McDowell$8,574,076

Mecklenburg $123,886,088

Mitchell $2,092,598

Montgomery $6,062,244

Moore$16,996,817

Nash $42,113,302

New Hanover $37,645,296

Northampton $5,166,212

Onslow $29,870,616

Orange $17,831,517

Pamlico $2,463,663

Pasquotank $9,953,837

Pender $9,121,890

Perquimans $1,211,839

Person $8,307,932

Pitt $39,119,690

Polk $1,564,027

Randolph $15,951,263

Richmond $9,633,771

Robeson $27,869,532

Rockingham $18,729,804

Rowan $21,041,867

Rutherford $10,226,446

Sampson $13,888,470

Scotland $8,668,096

Stanly $8,600,108

Stokes $5,688,960

Surry $7,911,154

Swain $859,938

Transylvania $3,288,350

Tyrrell$991,769

Union $20,674,473

Vance$16,977,501

Wake $142,024,559

Warren$3,722,325

Washington$4,247,942

Watauga$2,947,740

Wayne$29,909,952

Wilkes$7,336,708

Wilson$29,613,808

Yadkin$2,938,239

Yancey$1,525,513

Source: North Carolina Education Lottery

Counties and residents get money from the lottery through a variety of programs. Individual residents can get scholarships or need based aid for college. County school districts can get money for teachers and other supplies and some counties also receive money for a Pre-K program.

COUNTY EDUCATION ALLOCATION for fiscal year ending in June 2013

Alamance$7,146,893

Alexander$1,647,859

Alleghany $507,787

Anson $1,304,840

Ashe $1,197,397

Avery $779,733

Beaufort $2,169,891

Bertie $1,033,215

Bladen$1,793,932

Brunswick$4,061,271

Buncombe $9,146,023

Burke $4,228,900

Cabarrus$10,065,945

Caldwell$3,533,530

Camden $550,105

Carteret$2,768,426

Caswell$856,130

Catawba $7,429,838

Chatham $2,653,597

Cherokee $1,177,588

Chowan$737,376

Clay $468,181

Cleveland $5,140,418

Columbus $2,938,801

Craven$4,676,541

Cumberland$17,876,550

Currituck$1,095,170

Dare $1,577,224

Davidson $7,390,799

Davie $2,077,102

Duplin $2,993,413

Durham$10,633,151

Edgecombe$2,749,429

Forsyth$16,559,297

Franklin $2,552,055

Gaston$10,414,068

Gates $538,557

Graham $447,704

Granville$2,492,029

Greene $995,193

Guilford$26,040,826

Halifax$2,669,733

Harnett$5,624,766

Haywood$2,364,227

Henderson$4,060,059

Hertford$1,213,122

Hoke $2,990,042

Hyde $222,238

Iredell$7,880,669

Jackson $1,149,776

Johnston$9,311,772

Jones $494,998

Lee $3,327,485

Lenoir$2,917,160

Lincoln$3,479,084

Macon$1,515,853

Madison$794,418

Martin $1,161,434

McDowell $1,940,973

Mecklenburg $43,657,664

Mitchell $580,288

Montgomery$1,424,017

Moore $3,384,455

Nash $4,915,301

New Hanover$8,941,272

Northampton$948,210

Onslow$8,931,618

Orange$5,856,959

Pamlico $495,508

Pasquotank$1,933,402

Pender$2,564,516

Perquimans$568,398

Person$1,635,667

Pitt $8,192,681

Polk $777,523

Randolph$6,634,527

Richmond$2,370,446

Robeson$8,412,180

Rockingham $4,085,699

Rowan$6,035,009

Rutherford$3,032,667

Sampson $3,788,515

Scotland$2,234,994

Stanly$3,114,886

Stokes $2,106,739

Surry $3,460,664

Swain $720,554

Transylvania$1,023,308

Tyrrell$203,202

Union $11,437,619

Vance$2,169,594

Wake $44,206,235

Warren $823,428

Washington $628,619

Watauga $1,710,528

Wayne $6,493,121

Wilkes $3,543,392

Wilson$3,645,814

Yadkin$1,820,954

Yancey$676,824

Total $456,751,590

Source: North Carolina Education Lottery

Sales per capita measures how much was spent per person in a county. It doesn’t take into consideration people who may not reside in the county but just purchased tickets there while visiting or passing through. Lottery officials say drive-through purchases are common, especially in counties that lie along major interstates or highways. Per capita figures were calculated by The Associated Press by dividing 2013 county net sales with the population of the county according to U.S. Census data estimates for that year.

FY2013 COUNTY SALES PER CAPITA

ALAMANCE $221.86

ALEXANDER $76.59

ALLEGHENY $118.43

ANSON $172.25

ASHE $92.29

AVERY $98.51

BEAUFORT $303.00

BERTIE $324.62

BLADEN $218.23

BRUNSWICK $179.12

BUNCOMB $135.97

BURKE $169.52

CABARRUS $141.32

CALDWELL $127.64

CAMDEN $101.13

CARTERET $187.56

CASWELL $121.05

CATAWBA $179.44

CHATHAM $159.00

CHEROKEE $79.07

CHOWAN $209.33

CLAY $66.94

CLEVELAND $166.50

COLUMBUS $189.31

CRAVEN $231.59

CUMBERLAND $240.14

CURRITUCK $139.44

DARE $195.06

DAVIDSON $134.00

DAVIE $112.71

DUPLIN $234.90

DURHAM $183.52

EDGECOMBE $342.03

FORSYTH $167.57

FRANKLIN $206.02

GASTON $160.16

GATES $101.74

GRAHAM $47.86

GRANVILLE $244.50

GREENE $166.07

GUILFORD $187.97

HALIFAX $437.38

HARNETT $140.85

HAYWOOD $131.15

HENDERSON $131.89

HERTFORD $284.91

HOKE $175.30

HYDE $345.75

IREDELL $138.08

JACKSON $103.11

JOHNSTON $165.49

JONES $227.07

LEE $242.14

LENOIR $328.83

LINCOLN $135.05

MACON $87.94

MADISON $49.65

MARTIN $307.38

MCDOWELL $190.70

MECKLENBURG $125.01

MITCHELL $136.52

MONTGOMERY $219.88

MOORE $185.58

NASH $442.86

NEW HANOVER $176.52

NORTHAMPTON $247.91

ONSLOW $161.27

ORANGE $127.05

PAMLICO $190.20

PASQUOTANK $248.96

PENDER $164.85

PERQUIMANS $89.09

PERSON $211.53

PITT $224.49

POLK $76.63

RANDOLPH $111.88

RICHMOND $207.60

ROBESON $206.68

ROCKINGHAM $203.86

ROWAN $152.12

RUTHERFORD $152.73

SAMPSON $216.50

SCOTLAND $240.61

STANLY $141.83

STOKES $122.11

SURRY $108.30

SWAIN $61.17

TRANSLYVANIA $102.46

TYRRELL $241.37

UNION $97.17

VANCE $378.89

WAKE $145.77

WARREN $180.91

WASHINGTON $333.91

WATAUGA $56.28

WAYNE $240.00

WILKES $106.29

WILSON $362.62

YADKIN $77.24

YANCEY $86.89

Source: North Carolina Education Lottery and 2013 U.S. Census Data

WHERE THE MONEY GOES

Counties receive money for classroom teachers and capital projects based on how many pupils are in their districts. Money for pre-K varies county to county depending on how much it wants to spend and whether it has a pre-K program.

The money that is made from lottery sales is collected at the state level and typically distributed to several education funds in North Carolina. The funds change in each state budget, and have grown over the years to include digital learning and UNC need-based aid. The amount that goes toward the four original funds: school construction, classroom teacher positions and a pre-K program have shifted depending on the budget needs of the year.

The lottery also pays $1 million annually for a gambling addiction, treatment and education programs, including a 24/7 addiction hotline. According to state figures, the numbers of problem gambling cases have not increased as lottery sales have climbed.

Program Dollars Percentage

Teacher Salaries 220,643,188 46.9%

School Construction 100,000,000 21.3%

Prekindergarten 63,135,707 13.4%

College Scholarships 27,542,167 5.8%

UNC Need-Based Aid 42,878,374 9.1%

LEA Adjustment 16,385,771 3.5%

Source: North Carolina Education Lottery


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